Making borders human

Apply expertise and action for more successful and sustainable transborder communities.

Prepare to be an agent of change both within and across communities in the context of a globalized world.

At the School of Transborder Studies, our mission is to inspire and empower students with a learning experience that prepares them to transform societies.

Be empowered to support communities and cultures.

We promote academic excellence and social change by developing cutting-edge interdisciplinary coursework and research on the populations of the U.S.-Mexico transborder space and beyond.

Two students sit at the front of a room and give a presentation.
A student panel at the 2023 College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).

The first and only school

in the U.S. focused on U.S.-Mexico transborder communities.

A Hispanic-Serving Institution

according to the U.S. Department of Education.


for first-year students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families.


of the Migratory Student Summer Academy high school program.


for DACA and undocumented students.


Prepare for a fulfilling career.

Alumni of the School of Transborder Studies have gone on to be activists, politicians, lawyers, educators and more.

Explore what job opportunities await you as a globally informed citizen and culturally aware leader.

Case manager

Cultural center administrator


Grant writer

Human rights activist

Immigration lawyer

Immigration liaison

Literacy program coordinator


Nonprofit leader

Policy analyst


Program coordinator

Public administrator

Public information officer

Refugee advocate


Social services worker


Smiling Reyna Montoya with prickly pair cacti behind her.


At ASU, I felt I had the support of educators and peers who cared about me.

I was able to navigate a complex, changing world and stay grounded while I was becoming the person I am today.”

Reyna Montoya
Founder and CEO, Aliento
BA in transborder students and political science, 2012. 

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